Molenberg

Elevation profile Molenberg
Elevation profile Molenberg
Elevation profile Molenberg
cobbles
paved
37
difficulty points
6.7%
avg. gradient
10.9%
steepest 100 meter
0.5km
length
31m
total ascent

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Molenberg is a climb in the region Flemish Ardennes. It is 0.5km long and bridges 31 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 37. The top of the ascent is located at 57 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 10 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 3 photos.

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
Cycled during cyclo Omloop het Nieuwsblad in 2019. First longer trip after the first 1000km on a road bike: that's some getting used to on a wet Molenberg. Just didn't get off yet. Will come back to do it again (preferably in dry conditions).... read more
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Cycling routes

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Name Distance Total ascent Climbs
Tour of Oudenaarde
Tour of Oudenaarde
94.2km 993m 18

Statistics

Molenberg
This climb
Flemish Ardennes
294 climbs
Belgium
4040 climbs
Europe
16199 climbs
Difficulty points
37
rank
68
78% easier than
Fiertelmeers
rank
1671
89% easier than
Col de Haussire
rank
11516
Average gradient
6.7%
rank
32
48% less steep than
Paterberg
rank
657
61% less steep than
Edelstrasse from Eupen
rank
3934
76% less steep than
Calçada das Carquejeiras
Length
0.5km
rank
265
90% shorter than
Hotond
rank
3600
rank
15333
Total ascent
31m
rank
186
80% less ascent than
Hotond
rank
2893
rank
14076
99% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
0 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

12% 12% 76%
Based on 17 votes
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Traffic

100% 0% 0%
Based on 16 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 00:03:57
11 km/h 00:02:31
15 km/h 00:01:50
19 km/h 00:01:27

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Reviews/stories (10)

Maarten
1 Mo
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Cycled during cyclo Omloop het Nieuwsblad in 2019. First longer trip after the first 1000km on a road bike: that's some getting used to on a wet Molenberg. Just didn't get off yet. Will come back to do it again (preferably in dry conditions).

Tijdens cyclo Omloop het Nieuwsblad in 2019 gefietst. Eerste langere tocht na de eerste 1000km op een racefiets: da's effe wennen op een natte Molenberg. Nog nét niet afgestapt. Nog eens terugkomen om opnieuw te doen (liefst in droge omstandigheden).

Jcoppens
2 Mo
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Short climb, not too steep but because of the bad condition of the cobblestones it is a 100m climb. Just hang on and it's over.

Korte klim, niet al te steil maar door de slechte staat van de kasseien is het 100m harken. Even doorbijten en het is gepasseerd.

Jarryd
6 Mo
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The cobblestones of the Molenberg have a bad name and immediately when turning up this climb you know that's not a lie. The condition of the road is very bad. But that makes it a bit special. With a nice layer of asphalt, this climb would be a lot less impressive.

De kasseien van de Molenberg hebben een slechte naam en meteen bij het opdraaien van deze klim weet je dat dat niet gelogen is. De staat van het wegdek is héél slecht. Maar dat maakt het ergens ook wat speciaal. Met een mooi laagje asfalt zou deze puist heel wat minder voorstellen.

cwille
6 Mo
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From the Smarre you turn off and then the climb starts almost immediately. There is no possibility of taking a run up this climb! Add to that the very bad road surface and the steepness of the slopes and you know it's going to be hard work (for a while). Heart rate +180: check!

Vanop de Smarre draai je af en dan begint de klim zowat onmiddellijk. Een aanloop nemen zit er bij deze klim niet in! Reken daarbij het bijzonder slechte wegdek en de pittige hellingspercentages en je weet dat het (even) afzien wordt. Hartslag +180: check!

WouterDK
7 Mo
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If there is one climb in the Flemish Ardennes that deserves to be called short but powerful, it is the Molenberg. From the road you immediately turn onto the cobblestones, which are increasingly worse. At the end there is a bit of asphalt. While raking up the cobblestone think about how short it is.

Als er één klim in de Vlaamse Ardennen de benaming "kort maar krachtig" verdient is het de Molenberg wel. Vanop de baan draai je meteen de kasseien op, deze liggen er hoe langer hoe slechter bij. Op het einde is het wel een stukje geasfalteerd. Denk tijdens het naar boven harken best aan hoe kort het maar is.

JoostvandeBeek
9 Mo 00:02:35 (10.7km/h)
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Very difficult climb because of the bad state of the cobblestones. It is immediately steep and you lose all your speed right after the turn. Luckily the climb is short so just push on and it's over.

Heel lastige beklimming door de slechte staat van de kasseien. Het is gelijk steil en je verliest al je snelheid meteen na de bocht. Gelukkig is de klim vrij kort dus even doorzetten en het is weer voorbij.

SDV
11 Mo
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Coming from the Smarre you lose speed at the turn, bridge over the Molenbeek, and immediately very steep on bad cobblestones - keep enough left to return on the asphalt (second part) to the big plateau!

Komende van de Smarre verlies je sowieso snelheid bij het opdraaien, brugje over de Molenbeek, en onmiddellijk heel steil op slechte kasseien - hou voldoende over om op het asfalt (tweede deel) terug naar de grote plateau te kunnen!

Jegga
11 Mo
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Short but powerful and very spicy!
Cobblestones are not always ideal, just open the throttle and give it all you've got!

Kort maar krachtig en zeer pittig!
Kasseien zijn ook niet altijd even ideaal, even de gas open draaien en alles geven

Coen
1 y
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Really a beautiful Flemish climb! Of course also famous from the Tour of Flanders. Cobblestones are bad, spicy, but short. On the power up.

Echt een mooie Vlaamse klim! Natuurlijk ook beroemd van de Ronde van Vlaanderen. Kasseien liggen er slecht bij, pittig, maar kort. Op de macht naar boven.

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Tijmen
2 y
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Feisty little thing. The cobbles are in a terrible state.

Pittig dingetje. De kasseien liggen er enorm slecht bij.

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